The Lopar Cultural Centre was established on 14 January 2010 by a Decision of the Lopar Municipal Council. The organisation, scope of activities, competences and other issues important for the institution’s operations are regulated by law, the Act of Foundation, the Statute and other general acts. Pursuant to the Decision on Foundation, the Lopar Cultural Centre was registered at the Commercial Court in Rijeka on 21 February 2011 as an institution whose scope of work includes:

  • coordination of institutions, associations and events in the Municipality of Lopar
  • establishment of collections and workshops
  • integral presentation and protection of the Lopar cultural heritage, cooperation with competent institutions for the protection of cultural monuments and supervision of the condition of the architectural heritage in the Municipality
  • organisation of lectures, promotions, exhibitions, concerts, guest performances, music and theatrical performances, and other cultural events
  • publishing
  • organising a foreign language school

The Lopar Cultural Centre has completed a number of successful projects and events in the field of culture and cultural heritage. In addition to numerous concerts, theatrical performances, exhibitions, lectures, documentary screenings, and workshops for children and adults, the institution also organises some traditional events such as the ‘Posle kampanela’ festival of klapa singing groups, Lopar Night and Eco-Ethno Fest, manages and coordinates the Rab Archaeological Traces project, and is the editor of Loparska beseda and other publications: 300 years of the Parish of St John the Baptist in Lopar (2015), Lopar: Wonder in Stone and Sand (2016).

Head: Professor Tonka Kavran